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If you have reached us by Googling ‘Conveyancing in West Croydon’ follow your intuition — you will have a better house move where you instruct a conveyancing solicitor in West Croydon.

Reasons to use our West Croydon conveyancing solicitors

  • 1 Firms that specialise in conveyancing in West Croydon are familiar with the local issues specific to West Croydon and therefore you may benefit from better advice and faster conveyancing.
  • 2 Lawyer conveyancing lawyers have very good personal links with West Croydon estate agents and work very closely with them and local surveyors so as to ensure transactions proceed expeditiously.
  • 3 Cut price packages from online conveyancers might seem attractive. However, these firms are often located hundreds of miles away with limited understanding of the factors that impact property transactions in West Croydon
  • 4 This site is the first site offering you the ability to ensure that your conveyancing in West Croydon will be conducted by a conveyancer on your mortgage lender’s conveyancing panel.
  • 5 Using a high street Solicitor usually means that you will receive a more personal touch. Sometimes when dealing with a large conveyancing firm, your transaction is dealt with by a team of people who who progress matters by determining whether the ‘computers says no’.

Examples of recent conveyancing in West Croydon since September 2019*

Recently asked questions about conveyancing in West Croydon

I am nearing exchange of contracts for my maisonette in West Croydon and the estate agent has just telephoned to warn that the purchasers are switching law firm. The reason given is that the mortgage company will only deal with solicitors on their conveyancing panel. On what basis would a leading lender only work with certain solicitors rather the firm that they want to choose for their conveyancing in West Croydon ?

Lenders have always had panels of law firms that can act for them, but in the last few years big names such as Lloyds Banking Group, have reviewed and reduced their conveyancing panel– in some cases removing conveyancing firms who have worked with them for many years.

Lenders blame a rise in fraud by way of justification for the pruning – criteria have been stiffened as a smaller panel is easier to maintain. No lender will say how many solicitors have been dropped, claiming the information is commercially sensitive, but the Law Society claims that it is being contacted daily by practices that have been removed from panels. Some do not even realise they have been dropped until contacted by a borrower who has instructed them as might be the situation in your buyers' case. Your purchasers are not going to have any impact on this.

We are buying a flat and require a conveyancing solicitor in West Croydon who is on the UBS conveyancing panel. Could you point me in the right direction as regards a conveyancing firm?

Our service is limited to being a directory service for firms who wish to be listed as being on the approved conveyancing panel for UBS . We don't recommend any particular firms conducting conveyancing in West Croydon.

My wife and I own a 4 bedroom Victorian house in West Croydon. Conveyancing lawyer acted for me and Britannia. I happened to do a free search for it on the Land Registry database and I saw two entries: one for freehold, another for leasehold under the exact same property. If a house is not a freehold shouldn't I have been informed?

You need to assess the Freehold register you have again and check the Charges Register as there may be mention of a lease. The best way to be sure that you are also the registered proprietor of the leasehold and freehold title as well is to check (£3). It is not completely unheard of in West Croydon and other areas of the country and poses no real issues for owners other than when they sell they have to account for both freehold and leasehold interests when dealing with purchasers. You can also check the position with the conveyancing practitioner who completed the work.

How does conveyancing in West Croydon differ for new build properties?

Most buyers of new build residence in West Croydon contact us having been asked by the builder to exchange contracts and commit to the purchase even before the house is ready to move into. This is because new home sellers in West Croydon typically buy the real estate, plan the estate and want to get the plots sold off as they are building the properties. Buyers, therefore, will have to exchange contracts without actually seeing the house they are buying. To reduce the chances of losing the property, buyers should instruct property lawyers as soon as the property is reserved and mortgage applications should be submitted quickly. Due to the fact that it could be several months and even years between exchange of contracts and completion, the mortgage offer may need to be extended. It would be wise to use a lawyer who specialises in new build conveyancing especially if they are used to new build conveyancing in West Croydon or who has acted in the same development.

How easy is it to use the search facility to choose a conveyancing practitioner in West Croydon on the authorised to act for my bank?

Step one is to choose a lender such as Barclays , Leeds Building Society or Britannia then type in your preferred area such as West Croydon. Conveyancing practices in West Croydon and beyond will then be shown.

My partner has suggested that I instruct his conveyancing solicitors in West Croydon. Do I follow his advice?

Much as we are happy to recommend a West Croydon conveyancing lawyer it’s preferable to select a conveyancing lawyer is to seek referrals from friends or relatives who have experience in using the conveyancer that you are are thinking of instructing.

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Sample of conveyancing solicitors in West Croydon regulated by the SRA

It is important to note that the listed firms do not limit their work for conveyancing in West Croydon but also conveyancing throughout England and Wales.

  • Percy Holt & Nowers, 42 George Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 1NE
  • Mansouri & Son, 37a - 37b High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1QB
  • Cardinal Solicitors, 2nd Floor, 51-53 London Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2RF
  • Streeter Marshall, 74 High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 2UU
  • Ormerods, 45 Friends Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1ED

Residential Landlord and Tenant Conveyancing solicitors in West Croydon

The firms listed below are a small selection of solicitors in West Croydon specialising in landlord and tenant law and on the regulations governing different types of tenancies. This will likely include advice on Rent Act Protected, Assured and Assured Shorthold tenancies

  • Thomas Sanchez Solicitors Limited, The Lansdowne Building, Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 2ER
  • Leasehold Law Llp, Woolwich House, 43 George Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1LB
  • Percy Holt & Nowers, 42 George Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 1NE
  • Streeter Marshall, 74 High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 2UU
  • Ormerods, 45 Friends Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1ED

Commercial Conveyancing solicitors in West Croydon regulated by the SRA

The list below is a small selection of solicitors in West Croydon practicing in commercial conveyancing in West Croydon. This may include advice on buying and selling small and large scale commercial property and agricultural land
  • Percy Holt & Nowers, 42 George Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 1NE
  • Mansouri & Son, 37a - 37b High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1QB
  • Cardinal Solicitors, 2nd Floor, 51-53 London Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2RF
  • Streeter Marshall, 74 High Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 2UU
  • Ormerods, 45 Friends Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1ED

*Source acknowledgement: House price data produced by Land Registry as well data supplied by Lexsure Ltd.

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